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Joe Cain & The Red Parrot OrchestraJoe Cain & The Red Parrot Orchestra ... LP
Zoo York, 1981. Very Good ... $0.99
Joe Cain conducted the big band Red Parrot Orchestra and shares credit for production and arranging with Lou Toby of this early 80s album. The record is mainly a tribute to various genres and the artists who made these particular musical moments famous. For instance side one is divided into "Perez Prado/Tito Puente Latin Medley", "Big Band Be-Bop For Dancing", "Roseland Days" and "Boogie Woogie Big Band Medley". Side two presents the "Stan Kenton Medley", "Al Jolson Big Band Medley", "Palladium Days" and "Big Band Dixieland Medley". Some of the artists they pay tribute to are Jimmy Dorsey, The Andrew Sisters, Louis Armstrong, Woody Herman and Gene Krupa. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At The Red Garter Vol 2 ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Latin soul party – beyond compare! The album's a completely wonderful live set that really captures the energy, excitement, and warm sociability of the hip New York scene at the end of the 60s. The music is stunning – a freewheeling blend of jazz, soul, and Latin themes – played with effortless ease by a lineup that includes Joe Bataan, Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Larry Harlow, Bobby Quesada, Louie Ramirez, Ralph Robles, and some of the other heavy-hitters of the Latin soul years. (Just imagine trying to get so many jazz or rock talents together on one stage – it would never happen!) The album's incredible – and even the spoken introductions and crowd noise really help set the feel of the era's mighty magic power! Titles on this second volume include "Kikapoo Joy Juice", "If This World Were Mine", "Richie's Bag", "Red Garter Strut", and "Son Cuero Y Boogaloo". Firey stuff, and one of their best records! LP, Vinyl record album
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Jimmy CastorHey Leroy – Your Mama's Calling You ... LP
Smash, 1967. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An excellent bit of Latin groove – one of our favorite crossover boogaloo sets from the 60s, and easily some of the greatest work ever by Jimmy Castor! And yes, this is the same Jimmy Castor who's known for his funk albums of the 70s – but back in the day, he was open-minded enough to work in genres that included doo wop, harmony soul, and Latin – the last of which he does surprisingly well! The album's got a wonderfully earthy Spanish Harlem groove throughout – heard most famously on the title hit – "Hey Leroy", a fierce romp with a heavy piano groove that's clearly inspired by the work of Joe Cuba – but burning hard throughout on a variety of groovy covers and hard-hitting originals! Lots of piano, searing sax, snapping percussion, and humorous lyrics – and tracks include "Ham Hocks Espagnole", "Our Day Will Come", "Hey Willie", and "Southern Fried Frijoles". (Soul, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Latin Jazz QuintetLatin Soul ... LP
Prestige/New Jazz, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A wonderful batch of Latin Jazz grooves – played by a group who more than deserved the right to call themselves the Latin Jazz Quintet! The core sound features vibes and piano jamming away nicely, really hitting some great modal rhythms – but this album's also got an added bonus in the presence of alto player Bobby Capers, an old bandmate of Mongo Santamaria, and a real killer of a player on a hard Latin groove! Capers really makes this album shine – cutting in some hard-edged sax solos amidst the warmer pulse of the vibes and piano – and titles include some hard grooving classics like "Rip a Dip", "Dilly Dali", "Blues Waltz", "Milestones", "Red Top", and "Sunday Go Meetin'". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe Loco & His QuintetGoing Loco ... LP
Fantasy, 1960s. Good ... $6.99
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(Red label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Armando PerazaWild Thing ... LP
Skye, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The only album ever cut by conga player Armando Peraza – the killer percussionist who worked with Cal Tjader in the 60s! The album's got a very similar feel to Cal's work of the time – blending together jazz, Latin, and groovy 60s rhythms – with lots of percussion on the bottom, and instrumentation that includes electric piano, funky flute, and some nice alto sax. Most tracks have the off-center sound that you'd expect from the Skye label – and arrangements are by Cal and Gary McFarland, so you know the tunes are pretty darn great! Titles include a mix of originals like "Viva Pereza", "Red Onions" "Granny's Samba", plus groovy covers like "Wild Thing", "Mony Mony", "Funky Broadway". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cal TjaderMambo With Tjader ... LP
Fantasy, 1954. Good+ ... $5.99
Early Latin from the great Cal Tjader – proof that he had a wonderful ear for this sort of a groove, even when he was just getting started! The album's a killer batch of jazzy mambos all the way through – served up with hard-edged vibes from Cal, all nicely chromatic in tone – plus rhythm from a combo that includes Beny Velarde on timbales, Manuel Duran on piano, Carlos Duran on bass, and Edgard Rosales on conga. Tracks are short, but the mambo groove makes for plenty of nice jazz touches – and Cal's vibes ring out loud and clear with a tone that's almost bolder than in later years! Titles include "Lucero", "Autumn Leaves", "Tenderly", "Mamblues", "Cherry", "I'll Remember April", and "Bye Bye Blues". (Jazz, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has wear, with wide brown tape over all seams.)

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